Storm leaves nearly 4 feet of snow in Rocky Park
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colorado ” Parts of Rocky Mountain National Park have nearly 4 feet of new snow from last weekend’s spring storm.
Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said Monday that 44 inches of snow fell at Bear Lake, a popular destination for car sightseers and a jumping-off point for several heavily used trails.
Patterson says both natural and human-caused avalanches have been reported in the backcountry.
On Sunday, rockslides blamed on the storm temporarily closed U.S. 34, the main highway to the park, about 11 miles east of Estes Park.
The 265,000 acre-park is about 60 miles northwest of Denver.